Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: A Feast For Crows

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week's teaser comes from A Feast For Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4) by George R. R. Martin:

The stench of death was growing stronger, despite the scented candles.  The smell reminded Jaime Lannister of the pass below the Golden Tooth, where he had won a glorious victory in the first days of the war.  On the morning after the battle, the crows had feasted on victors and vanquished alike, as once they had feasted on Rhaegar Targaryen after the Trident.  How much can a crown be worth, when a crow can dine upon a king? (p. 174)

In honor of Season 5 of Game of Thrones ending, I wanted to share this particular passage.  It really struck me when I read it, especially the last line.  And after seeing some of the craziness this season, it seems to resonate even more.  What's a crown or riches or power when each individual will eventually reach the same end?  Crows will dine on anything and anyone, regardless of their status or wealth.  Definitely puts things into perspective!

Have a teaser to share?
Leave me a link below and have a great week!

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